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The Mummy Reboot

Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:10 pm

http://www.superherohype.com/news/artic ... -the-mummy

Len Wiseman is attached, that's...I can't quite picture this, but sure, why not?
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Postby lhb412 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:22 pm

I can only assume Wiseman is a genius at bringing in films on-time and under-budget.

It sure as heck isn't talent that's keeping him employed.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:25 pm

i mean, he learned how NOT to manage a budget (and timeframe) from Emmerich...


unfortunately, it seems he didn't pick up on how NOT to create crappy movies.

This, on the surface sounds like a terrible idea. Rather than return the mummy to its horror roots, just throw down another big dumb mummy action movie.
I didn't hate the first one, because whether or not you think it succeeded, it at least tried something different with the character...but I never wanted to see that take on it a second time...
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:18 am

Replace one hack with another? Makes sense!
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Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:55 am

Meh, whatever. If he can make it as entertaining as either the original or the first Fraser movie, I will be happy.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:54 am

Well, I was never that fond of the old Mummy films, so I can't really be angry or displeased with this. I am having a hard time imagining his version of the Mummy though.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:46 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:I am having a hard time imagining his version of the Mummy though.
just watch the 1999 film.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:31 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:I am having a hard time imagining his version of the Mummy though.
just watch the 1999 film.


...I kind of doubt a Len Wiseman Mummy is going to be exactly like the 1999 film.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:45 pm

I really don't think the old Mummy movies are all that good. The 99 remake is not as horrible as most people would have you think.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:48 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:I am having a hard time imagining his version of the Mummy though.
just watch the 1999 film.


...I kind of doubt a Len Wiseman Mummy is going to be exactly like the 1999 film.
yeah, it probably won't be as fun and will take itself far too seriously.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:55 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:I am having a hard time imagining his version of the Mummy though.
just watch the 1999 film.


...I kind of doubt a Len Wiseman Mummy is going to be exactly like the 1999 film.
yeah, it probably won't be as fun and will take itself far too seriously.


Okay, that's more like it. :lol:
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:57 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:I am having a hard time imagining his version of the Mummy though.
just watch the 1999 film.


...I kind of doubt a Len Wiseman Mummy is going to be exactly like the 1999 film.
yeah, it probably won't be as fun and will take itself far too seriously.


Agreed. Making it more like the original film is a bad idea. The original Mummy is insanely slow...kind of boring.

Edit* So, I'll say it. The remake is a better film. At least it's not such a direct Dracula rip off...instead, it's an Indiana Jones one :lol:
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:09 pm

I think the only Mummy related film I really like is the first Hammer Mummy film. So, I'm pretty open to any kind of interpretation.
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:30 pm

The first Universal Mummy and ESPECIALLY the first Hammer Mummy.

Other than that, I don't care.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:31 pm

MouthForWar wrote:The first Universal Mummy and ESPECIALLY the first Hammer Mummy.

Other than that, I don't care.


Never saw the Hammer one. Not a fan of Hammer films really.

And I have to disagree. The first Universal Mummy is pretty bad.
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:32 pm

QUIET YOU. I don't think I could ever bring myself to dislike a Universal monster movie with Karloff... everything just feels so... right.

And I'm GOING to make you a Hammer fan one day... you might try to resist... you might find the transformation painful... but I WILL do it. :evil:
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:34 pm

I don't remember the original Universal Mummy, and Hammer is wonderful.
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:35 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:I don't remember the original Universal Mummy, and Hammer is wonderful.


TOHO/UNIVERSAL/HAMMER.

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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:36 pm

Daei (sorry, Kadakowa...never going to get used to that) and Tsuburaya fool!!

Otherwise I'd agree...sans the Hammer
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:36 pm

MouthForWar wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:I don't remember the original Universal Mummy, and Hammer is wonderful.


TOHO/UNIVERSAL/HAMMER.

This is all I need in life.


I prefer Hammer's output to Universal's, but SURE. :D
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:37 pm

I also prefer Hammer just because they have so many more films (and the series' they do have are more consistently good and never devolved into dumb kids movies like Ghost of Frankenstein).

king_ghidorah wrote:Otherwise I'd agree...sans the Hammer


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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:39 pm

Why do I feel like we're Xavier and Magneto playing chess in the plastic prison right now lol.

We'll see man....we'll see lol
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:40 pm

MouthForWar wrote:I also prefer Hammer just because they have so many more films (and the series' they do have are more consistently good and never devolved into dumb kids movies like Ghost of Frankenstein)


Yeah....
ugh...I wish there were Hammer sets like the Universal Legacy sets that were put out.
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:41 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:I also prefer Hammer just because they have so many more films (and the series' they do have are more consistently good and never devolved into dumb kids movies like Ghost of Frankenstein)


Yeah....
ugh...I wish there were Hammer sets like the Universal Legacy sets that were put out.


There ARE Hammer sets, but its all random stuff cuz the rights are scattered around everywhere.

Still, there's some good ones out there.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:59 pm

MouthForWar wrote:
MekaGojira3k wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:I also prefer Hammer just because they have so many more films (and the series' they do have are more consistently good and never devolved into dumb kids movies like Ghost of Frankenstein)


Yeah....
ugh...I wish there were Hammer sets like the Universal Legacy sets that were put out.


There ARE Hammer sets, but its all random stuff cuz the rights are scattered around everywhere.

Still, there's some good ones out there.


Yeah, I knew about that, but I'd love to just have like...all the Frankenstein films/Mummy Films/Dracula stuff.
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